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Academic Opportunities

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Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Biology

The Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules at Rockefeller University has an immediate postdoctoral opening for a chemical biologist.  The focus of the research will be to study small molecules/natural products produced by uncultured environmental bacteria.  Candidates should have a strong publication record and research experience in both biology (genomics, microbiology or molecular biology) and chemistry (analytical chemistry or natural products chemistry). Applicants should email a CV and cover letter to mstigter@rockefeller.edu and have two letters of references, including one from your most recent research advisor, sent to the same email address.

Postdoctoral Position in Synthetic Biology

The Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules at Rockefeller University has an immediate postdoctoral opening for a synthetic biologist.  The focus of the research will be on the production of novel small molecules/natural products using living systems.  Candidates should have research experience in synthetic biology and be willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with both bacteria and yeast.  Applicants should email a CV and cover letter to mstigter@rockefeller.edu and have two letters of references, including one from your most recent research advisor, sent to the same email address.

Postdoctoral Position Studying the Human Microbiome

The Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules at Rockefeller University has an immediate postdoctoral opening.  The focus of the research will be on the characterization of metabolites produced by the human microbiome.  Candidates should have a strong publication record and research experience in biology (molecular biology, microbiology or immunology). The ideal candidate would also have experience working with small molecules (analytical chemistry, high throughput screening or natural products chemistry). Applicants should email a CV and cover letter to mstigter@rockefeller.edu and have two letters of references, including one from your most recent research advisor, sent to the same email address. 

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Positions in Imaging and Systems Neuroscience

Over the last decade neuroscience has been revolutionizing our understanding of the brain. A major driver underlying this transformation has been the emergence of new optical technologies combined with advanced statistics and machine learning tools. Our lab currently located at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and soon to be relocated to the Rockefeller University in New York has a major focus on development and application of advanced optical imaging technologies for systems neuroscience and has been a key contributors to the field.

We have pioneered optical techniques that allow near-simultaneous stimulation [1, 2] and functional imaging of neuronal activity on the whole-brain level and with single-cell resolution in small model organisms [3, 4]. Thereby we are also for the first time in a unique position to discover the underlying principle of some of the most fundamental question about the brain: How does the brain process sensory information? What are neuronal network activity patterns that encode animal behavior? How does the brain make decision? We are addressing these questions in model organisms such as zebrafish larvae and by using in vivo imaging in rodents.

Positions

We are currently looking for several of highly motivated and ambitious candidates for the following projects:

  • Development and application of new high-speed calcium imaging methods for large scale functional recoding of neuronal circuits
  • Imaging through scattering media
  • Development of computational imaging techniques and big-data analysis via machine learning & advanced statistics

Qualifications

Ideally, the candidate should have the following profile:

  • Highly motivated, ambitious and passionate about science
  • PhD / Masters in physics, electrical engineering or neuroscience
  • Basic programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, LabView)
  • Experience with one and more of these areas would be highly desired: optics or optical engineering, ultra-fast laser systems, craniotomy surgery procedures in rodents, rodent behavioral experiments, experience with large scale data processing using distributed computing
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, managing multiple tasks, good organizational skills, willingness to work outside their core expertise.

The successful candidates will join the lab at the Rockefeller University and will be embedded in our network of active collaborations in the New York area and beyond which are supported by dedicated recent awards. Interested candidates should send their CV including publications, copy of transcripts as well as the contact information of two references to Prof. Alipasha Vaziri (vaziri@rockefeller.edu). For more information please visit our website www.vaziria.com.

References

  1. Andrasfalvy, B., et al., Two-photon Single Cell Optogenetic Control of Neuronal Activity by Sculpted Light. PNAS, 2010. 107.
  2. Losonczy, A., et al., Network mechanisms of theta related neuronal activity in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Nature Neuroscience, 2010. 13(8): p. 967-72.
  3. Schrodel, T., et al., Brain-wide 3D imaging of neuronal activity in Caenorhabditis elegans with sculpted light. Nature Methods, 2013. 10(10): p. 1013-1020.
  4. Prevedel, R., et al., Simultaneous whole-animal 3D imaging of neuronal activity using light-field microscopy. Nature Methods, 2014. 11(7): p. 727-730 

Physics Fellow Positions in The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology

The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2016. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty. The appointment is nominally for two years, with a third year implicit, but based on mutual satisfaction.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a research statement and three letters of recommendation by December 31, 2015. The contents of all letters should be addressed to: Director, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, Box 75, New York, NY  10065-6399. Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to: leem@rockefeller.edu.

Consideration will be given to late received applications.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral position in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the Rockefeller University is seeking a highly motivated and multi-talented postdoctoral associate, preferably a recent Ph.D. graduate in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, or chemical biology, to work on Drug Discovery projects related to the neurodegeneration of the Central Nervous System such as Alzheimer’s disease. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge and experience in biological assay development, High-throughput screening (HTS), in addition to synthetic medicinal chemistry and chemical biology, and have published his/her work in reputed journals ideally in the Neuroscience field. Prior knowledge and experience with computational programs to perform in silico screening are highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

The selected candidate will be responsible for developing HTS assays, perform HTS to identify hit small molecule compounds, design, synthesize and examine new analogs of the hit compounds, and perform studies for the target validation. The candidate must be able to independently design and perform all the studies described above, and analyze results and SAR data to improve drug-like properties of the synthesized compounds. Suitable candidates are expected to perform some in vitro studies involving ELISA assay and cell related work, as well as basic mouse work for determining brain permeability and drug efficacies for example.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a summary of Ph.D. and postdoctoral research, list of publications, and contact information for 2-3 references in a PDF file by e-mail to Subhash C. Sinha, PhD, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Apply to: ssinha@rockefeller.edu.  The position is available immediately. 

Postdoctoral position in Systems Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position is available at The Rockefeller University, under the guidance of Charles Gilbert and Winrich Freiwald and under support of the BRAIN initiative, for interdisciplinary work on the cortical mechanisms of object recognition and the dynamics of information processing.  The experiments will combine visual psychophysics, fMRI, large scale high density electrode array chronic recordings and optogenetic manipulation, and are tightly integrated with modeling work.  Using this integrated approach, we will determine how active vision affects information processing at different levels of the visual cortical pathway and the effective connectivity between these levels.   The project will address fundamental questions of brain function applicable to the brain as a whole.

Candidates should, ideally, have a Ph.D. in neuroscience with a strong background in physiological and analytic techniques.  Interested individuals should send a c.v. and the names of three references to Dr. Charles Gilbert (gilbert@rockefeller.edu with a subject line “systems neuroscience postdoc position”).  The position is available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position supported by the BRAIN initiative is available at The Rockefeller University under the guidance of George Reeke in collaboration with Charles Gilbert and Winrich Freiwald.  The overall project will study cortical mechanisms of object recognition and more specifically the influence of top-down task-and attentional influences on cortical dynamics and perceptual learning in areas of the visual cortical pathway.  The computational work will involve developing and running large-scale spiking models of cortical regions studied in the overall project, with the goal of developing an accurate theoretical understanding of the phenomena observed in the experimental research.

The successful candidate should, ideally, have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of neuroscience with a strong knowledge of mammalian visual systems and neuronal systems modeling.  The candidate will be expected to develop suitable software to supplement the available tools as needed and will be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  Interested individuals should send a c.v. and the names of three references to Dr. George Reeke (reeke@rockefeller.edu) with a subject line "Computational Neuroscience postdoc position".  The position is available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Postdoctoral position in The Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics

Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics at the Rockefeller University seeks candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Associate. Projects in the Birsoy lab focus on characterization of the role of specific metabolic pathways in cancer and rare metabolic disorders. The candidate should have a PhD. or M.D./Ph.D degree and a strong publication record. Experience with in vivo tumor models is expected but not required. The candidate will be involved in our efforts using CRISPR/Cas9 genetic screening platform, mouse physiology and metabolomics.

Research Description: While the core components of most metabolic pathways have long been described, it remains poorly understood how the flow of the metabolites is rewired in nutrient deprived environments. This is particularly relevant in the context of tumors. Cancer metabolic dependencies have previously been exploited for a handful of pathways, but uncovering metabolic liabilities comprehensively requires more systematic approaches such as functional genomics. Long term research goal of Birsoy lab is to understand how metabolic pathways in cancer cells are rewired by the nutrient environment through the use of systematic forward genetic approaches (i.e. CRISPR-Cas9 technology) and, further, to determine whether these pathways present metabolic liabilities that could be exploited for anti-cancer therapy.

Interested individuals should send a CV and three reference letters to Dr. Kivanc Birsoy (kbirsoy@rockefeller.edu) with a subject line  “postdoc position”. More information could be obtained at birsoylab.rockefeller.edu.”

Postdoctoral position in Immune Cell Epigenetics and Signaling

The Laboratory of Immune Cell Epigenetics and Signaling at The Rockefeller University, New York, NY is searching for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher interested in studying the epigenetic control of B cell differentiation and myelomagenesis.  The project will investigate the role of methyltransferase MMSET/NSD1 in transcriptionalcontrol of early B cell differentiation, primordial lymphopoiesisand malignant transformation of plasma lineage cells. The project will utilize mouse mutants with conditional inactivation or overexpression of MMSET that are readily available for the studies. The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in our effort to understand rules that govern transcriptional diversification of primordial and adult B cell lymphopoiesis, including immunoglobulin gene rearrangement and B cell survival. Candidates must have a strong background in B cell immunology and mouse genetics, and familiarity with basic principles of gene regulation.  Applicants with strong quantitative skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae; and a description of their scientific interest including the names and contact information of three professional references to labriom@rockefeller.edu.  Please include in the Subject Line:  Application for Postdoctoral Opportunity - Epigenetic control of B cell differentiation and myelomagenesis.

The position is available immediately.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is available immediately.

Postdoctoral position in Immune Cell Epigenetics and Signaling

The Laboratory of Immune Cell Epigenetics and Signaling at The Rockefeller University, New York, NY is searching for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher interested in studying the epigenetic control of immune cell diversification and adaptation. The project will investigate the single cell diversity of epigenetic regulation and tackle the role of specific epigenetic regulators that control the process. The project will utilize mouse immunology, the CRISPR mediated gene modification and chromatin studies. The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in our effort to understand rules that govern transcriptional cell diversification.  Candidates must have a strong background in immunology and be familiar with basic principles of gene regulation.  Applicants with strong quantitative skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae; and a description of their scientific interest including the names and contact information of three professional references to labriom@rockefeller.edu.  Please include in the Subject Line:  Application for Postdoctoral Opportunity - Epigenetic control of immune cell diversification and adaptation.

The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is available immediately.

Postdoctoral position in Systems Neuroscience: Neuroscience of Knowledge

The Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, is searching for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher interested in studying the neural basis of conceptual knowledge. The project will investigate the circuits and single cell mechanisms by which we represent knowledge about the world, in particular about familiar individuals. We will build on our extensive knowledge about face-recognition networks and the discovery of concept cells (e.g., the Jennifer-Aniston cell) in human hippocampus. The project will utilize functional magnetic resonance imaging in combination with electrophysiology and behavioral testing, and is embedded into an HFSP-sponsored collaborative research team for cross-species comparisons of concept representations (with Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Mathew Diamond, and Davide Zoccolan) and theoretical and computational modeling (with Haim Sompolinsky). The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in our effort to understand how conceptual representations of persons, which are key for memory functions, are formed from representations in high level face-processing areas. Candidates should, ideally, have a strong background in temporal lobe physiology or other scientific experience relevant to the project, strong quantitative skills, a record of scientific productivity, and a desire to understand memory systems, and be interested to work both independently and as part of a team. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a description of their scientific interest together with the names and the contact information of three professional references to winrich.freiwald@rockefeller.edu.

Postdoctoral Position in Investigative Dermatology

A two-three year postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology at Rockefeller University, working with Drs. Emma Guttman and James Krueger. The research will involve studying the immune and barrier abnormalities underlying atopic dermatitis, as well as the reversal of atopic dermatitis disease with several novel biologic therapies targeting main immune axes involved in the disease that might revolutionize treatment of atopic dermatitis, and understanding of the disease. The postdoc is truly translational in its nature. The work will be a collaboration between Mount Sinai Dermatology and Immunology Institute and the Rockefeller University, but the laboratory portion will be mainly done at the Rockefeller University, although the position will be paid by Mount Sinai or from a collaborative grant between the institutions.

The Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology is an established lab at the Rockefeller University campus on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The Mount Sinai Immunology Institute and dermatology departments are also located on the Upper East Side. Dr. Guttman is an expert in atopic dermatitis research and her research identified a novel T-cell subset in humans, T22, that hold a potential therapeutic promise for this disease. For this discovery, and the promise it holds for advancing treatments for atopic eczema, a disease affecting many patients worldwide, Dr. Guttman received the Young Investigator Award of the American Academy of Dermatology.

The ideal candidate for the position will have a strong background in immunology, as well as an interest in dermatology, and atopic dermatitis/eczema in particular, and want to participate in this exciting time with the potential of revolutionizing the known pathways and treatments for this disease. Experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, molecular biology and immunohistochemistry preferred. Strong publications from Ph.D. are highly preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is available immediately.

To apply, please submit the following items to Dr Emma Guttman at: eguttman@rockefeller.edu

  • CV
  • Contact information for two to three references
  • A short cover letter describing your background and research interests (not more than one page)

Research Associate/Bioinformatician in Chromatin Analyses

Seeking skilled Ph.D. with expertise in computer analyses of ChIP-seq and microarray data interested in working with a research team conducting molecular biology on epithelial stem cells. Must be trained in computer programming and handling large data sets.

Please send curriculum vitae and statement of research interest to fuchslb@rockefeller.edu.

Rockefeller University NIH CTSA KL2 Clinical Scholars Program
Post Fellowship Patient-Oriented Research Training for Physician-Scientists

The CTSA-supported KL2 Clinical Scholars Program is a three-year Master's degree program with fully protected time designed to provide an optimal environment for physician-scientists starting a career in patient-oriented research. It combines focused research on a project involving human subjects under the direction of a senior Rockefeller University mentor with a comprehensive tutorial-based curriculum in patient-oriented research led by Dr. Barry Coller, Physician-in-Chief. See http://www.rockefeller.edu/ccts/training/KL2program for details. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Please apply on-line at http://scholarapplication.rockefeller.edu/. For additional information contact Dr. Barry Coller; Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.


Disability Accommodations
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions for the position. If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify Human Resources by calling 212-327-8300 or emailing hris@rockefeller.edu.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a policy that forbids discrimination in employment for protected characteristics. The Administration has an Affirmative Action Program to increase outreach to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.

 

 

 

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a policy that forbids discrimination in employment for protected characteristics. The Administration has an Affirmative Action Program